There are many professions that are highly respected in society but none deserve more respect that one that is often overlooked…FARMERS.
Farmers feed doctors, lawyers, educators, scientists, engineers, leaders…FARMERS FEED THE WORLD!
WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME THAT YOU PRAYED FOR OUR FARMERS?
The fact is that modern farmers are agricultural scientists and engineers, veterinary technicians, mechanics, computer savvy entrepreneurs and businessmen and women who have a responsibility that will have value even if all of our technology.
We all rely on God for the strength, intelligence, creativity and ability to do our jobs, but farmers rely on God like no other profession because they manage the resource He left in our hands since the Garden of Eden…the land and the animals in which He gave us dominion. Thus we ALL rely on the farmer…
Ecclesiastes 5:9 (NKJV)
9 Moreover the profit of the land is for all; even the king is served from the field.
Even though scientists are experimenting with making food from microbes and water…God ordained the farmer to be the steward and broker of the food that He provides.
I once heard a man say, “I’m just a farmer.”
You never hear anyone say, “I’m just a doctor.”
It’s a shame that society has not given this profession the respect, honor and high esteem it deserves.
I’m tired of awards shows for actors, singers and those who achieve the spotlight…
There should be an “OSCAR” or “GRAMMY” for farmers.
I grew up in a small town where farmers sold their produce just beyond the ‘town square’ from the back of their truck. There is something so honorable about that. I think we can all agree there’s nothing more ‘American’ than working the land and more biblical than children cultivating the ground by the ‘sweat of your brow’. There’s nothing like knowing where your food came from.
Farmers all over the world labor with honor every day with little to no thanks from the society they feed.
So, make it a point to add prayers for the farmers of the world. Pray that God blesses them and blesses the land and product of the land that they manage…for their sakes, and for ours!
Military service men and women aren’t the only people who deserve to be told, “Thank you for your service!”
Pray for those who God uses to give us this day our daily bread!